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Best Albums of 1959

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1959 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 35,000 greatest album charts.

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1959 year summaryThe best artists of 1959 were Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Ornette Coleman, Chuck Berry, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Art Blakey, Howlin' Wolf and Ray Charles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,267 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:47,105
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,725 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:9,330
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:298
Average Rating:  84/100 (502 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:7,806
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  84/100 (498 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,483
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  82/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,797
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:873
Average Rating:  79/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Art Blakey And The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,633
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:918
Average Rating:  82/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Moanin' In The Moonlight
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,512
Rank in 1950s17Overall Rank:960
Average Rating:  80/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,414
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,581
Average Rating:  78/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:1,216
Rank in 1950s33Overall Rank:1,779
Average Rating:  77/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:1,029
Rank in 1950s37Overall Rank:2,060
Average Rating:  77/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


John Lee Hooker 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
Connie Francis 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
Nina Simone 3 1%
Ella Fitzgerald 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 226 75%
United Kingdom 16 5%
Brazil 15 5%
Mixed Nationality 7 2%
France 6 2%
Canada 5 2%
Germany 3 1%
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